Table tennis legend Deng Yaping officially appointed president

15:48, September 26, 2010      

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Deng Yaping, president of, delivers speeches at the board meeting of the company on Sept. 25.

Former world table tennis champion and Olympic gold medalist Deng Yaping was officially appointed as president of, a news search engine launched by People's Daily in July, according to a resolution passed during the board meeting of the company on Saturday morning.

Deng will participate in the daily management and promote the work of the company.

Deng served as deputy secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League of China before her official appointment as the president of In 2008, she received her doctorate in economics from Cambridge University. At the time of her retirement from the sport in 1997, she had four Olympic gold medals and 18 world championship titles.

The board of believes her fighting and enterprising spirit as well as her international influence will facilitate the expansion of resources of the company and help improve the company’s influence both at home and abroad.

During the board meeting, Deng said that her career is always related to the country's interests, and she will try to do more for the Chinese netizes. was co-founded by People's Daily and People's Daily Online. The company aims to build a powerful Chinese language search platform with its own intellectual property to provide a credible search service for Chinese worldwide.

By Liang Jun, People's Daily Online


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